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Aug 11, 2013 11:00am EDT
, if we go out there to wilkes barre now, do you think we could find george washington, thomas jefferson, james madison, george mason, john marshall and patrick henry? we ain't going to find them. now, at some theoretical level they are there. that is, human beings with the capacity for leadership are there, but the situation doesn't permit that group to rise to the surface. and so the question is, why did that situation exist in 1776? now, there is another answer to this, which is that great leadership only emerges during times of great crisis. and this makes eminent sense, the pressure that the crisis creates. and yet we can all think of examples where there's a great crisis and there's no leadership. like now. [laughter] [applause] >> or the coming of your -- world war i in europe. so what was special, you can't say there was something special in the water back there then. you can't say god looked down upon the american college and bless them. supernatural explanations are not admitted. even if you're an evangelical you're not allowed to use those in a historical conversation. i don't
PBS
Aug 3, 2013 5:00am PDT
company" -- 50 years after the historic march on washington, we go back to the scene with john lewis, who spoke that day half a century ago. where you're standing now, looking out there. that's all the crowd. >> it was good to be in the presence of lincoln. and i feel honored to have an opportunity to come here almost 50 years later. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 7:00pm EDT
by side with james compilingelping him. and arranging his papers. >> she moved back to washington d.c. in her elder years and became very much behind the scenes in a political field again. >> as henry clay famously said, everybody loves mrs. madison. her equally famous response "that's because mrs. madison loves everybody." >> dolley madison came to her service as first lady with experience during thomas jefferson's two terms. the president often called on her to assist him. this sense of the usefulness of diplomacy allowed dolley to hit the ground wanting when she assumed the role in 1809 as her husband james madison became andpresident.good evening welcome. tonight we will learn about the intriguing dolley madison. we have two guests at our table. let me introduce you to them. catherine allgor, an author and biographer of dolley madison. and a historian. one of her books is called "a perfect union." thank you for being here. edith mayo was the creator of the first lady's exhibit at the smithsonian. so many smithsonian visitors have seen this throughout the years. thank you for bei
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. definitionging the of cancelable reduce unnecessary treatments. washington journal is live tomorrow. will be back here with the c- span townhall tomorrow looking at immigration and the economy live at 7:00 eastern. thank you for joining us this evening. session two of first ladies and ladies, influence image begins. all this month we are showing encore presentations of season one. programs on every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, it is doubly medicine. -- dolly madison. >> dolley was socially adept and politically savvy. >> she was his best friend. she compensated. >> james madison wishes to meet her. >> she carved out a space for women where they can wield a great deal of political power. >> dolley madison would sit at the head of the table and erect the conversation. >> she got these people to the white house and entertained them. got them together and got them talking. >> this was important to her to make everyone feel welcome. >> it was considered her classic look. people noticed it. >> it was a perfect setting for james and dolley madison >> she sat side by side w
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
approaches this situation is a top priority. "the washington post" published something online that u.s.,s details about the that the budget has grown enormously since 9/11, that the cia is far bigger than outside experts had estimated, that the u.s. is involved in new cyber programs to attack other programs in countries. this information has never been released despite efforts from outside folks. does the president believe this is helpful now and the current climate to have discussion about the details about how the u.s. is spending its money in these departments to get a better understanding, as he said, make the public comfortable with how this money is being spayed and what type of programs are being used? -- that storyhed was published since i walked out here. i'm not in a position to comment on a specific story. the president believes that strengthening public confidence in these programs is important to the success of these programs. there is little debate about the fact these programs are critical to our national security, that they have made a role in protecting the homeland
CNBC
Aug 5, 2013 4:00pm EDT
breaking news. i apologize. it's regarding the "washington post." and mary thompson has that very interesting story. mary? >> really interesting. jeff bezos, the founder of amazon.com, will be buying the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post" for $250 million. now, bezos is buying this with an entity that is his alone. this does not have anything to do with amazon.com. so it's basically a personal acquisition. the transition -- the transaction covers the "washington post," the newspaper, and other publishing businesses, including the express newspaper, the gazette newspapers, southern maryland newspapers, fairfax county times, greater washington publishing. what it doesn't include is slate magazine, the root.com and foreign policy. they're not part of the transaction, and will remain with the "washington post" company, as will wapo labs and social code businesses. once again, jeff bezos is paying $250 million for the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post." he has asked katherine wamuth, the ceo and publisher of the "washington post," as well as
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 7:00pm EDT
on anniversary of the march on washington, and the legacy of martin luther king jr.. series, first ladies, influence and image. over the next couple of hours, we will visit places with history curators. away fighting the revolutionary war, martha washington ran their plantation. >> it is clear that martha arrived at mount vernon in 1859 and there was a lot of management that she had to do. when she married george washington, she brings with her to mount vernon 12 housemates. that is really almost unimaginable luxury. these are slaves that are for the most part, not field labor, not producing crops, which is where your income is coming from. they are doing things like cooking, serving at table, clean the house, doing the laundry, doing selling, this is not productive labor in the sense that it is not productive income. she brings them with her and she brings financial resources to the marriage as well as her managerial skills. it makes mount vernon a successful operation and it makes it possible for washington to be away for eight years fighting a war. the fact that he has this support sys
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 10:30pm EDT
't it be nice if we had her back in washington now. >> we only skimmed the surface in 90 minutes of 81 entering years of life. if you want to learn more. i thank the white house historical association for their ♪elp in this series. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ >> on c-span tonight, libyan activist discuss. then another chance to watch "first ladies" on the life of dolley madison. >> coming up on the next "washington journal," -- 's tomorrow night, on c-span encore presentation of "first ladies" -- is not>> campaigning allowed. you cannot do that and you cannot ask for office directly. you have used subtle back channels. women were a good conduit for that. come to spread their gossip and ask their favors. she knows she cannot trust these people. she is not naÏve. a lot of them are spreading false information, false gossip, they are misleading and have all of their own agendas. she is aware of the political gain going on and is not a fan. >> the encore presentation continues tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern o
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
be the secretary of dhs is the most thankless job in washington. that is not true. no doubt, it is a very big and comics job. it is literally a 24/7 job, that as my successor will soon learn, it is also one of the most rewarding jobs there is. what you do hear matters to the lives of people all across our great nation him and your decisions affect them in direct and tangible ways. you make sure their families are safe from terrorist threats, that their local first responders have equipment and training and funding, and that when disaster strikes people who have lost everything are given food and shelter and hope. and that thanks for that is not owed any single individual or cabinet secretary, but to that 240,000 dhs employees, many of whom work in tough conditions around the clock to accomplish our shared and noble mission, and that includes some who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. they are the backbone of your nation's homeland security, and over the past 4 1/2 years, it has been my pleasure to serve with them and build a more agile department of homeland security. i thank
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm EDT
night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span programs on every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, sarah polk, mark rhett taylor and abigail fillmore. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] sarah polk was on diplomacy and her strong suit is intelligence and political discussion. >> she made no bones about the fact she took an interest in politics. and that she was her husband's partner. >> she grew naup political household in tennessee. her father was a local politician so she grew up loving politics. she married james after he won a seat in the legislature. because she would not have married him if he had -- >> unfortunately for james k. polk he died three months after leaving the white house. and sarah began a 42-year widowhood. polk place became a shrine to her husband and she would invite anybody who wanted to to come to visit and see the objects she had collected through her long and illustrious political career. >> to live there for many years on her own. during the civil war, generals on both
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
at the 1963 march on washington for jobs on freedom. "he has got the whole world in his hands. >> let us listen please to the words of this song and understand that in the heart of our creator, every soul has the same value and should be valued equally. thank you very much for the opportunity to sing for you. ♪ he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole wide world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. [singing "he's got the whole ♪orld in his hands"] ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the speaker of the united states house of representatives, the honorable john boehner. >> how about a round of applause? [applause] let me thank my colleagues for their testimonials and express my gratitude to all the members of staff of the congressional black caucus in their assistance planning this ceremony. we have many guests. the mayor is here. our attorney general is here. we want to welcome all of you. right now, i have the distinct honor of introducing a great patriot, the recipient of the presidential medal of freedom, a
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
-span. programs on every first lady, from martha washington. tonight, elizabeth munro and catherine adams. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ >> elizabeth monroe was a true partner in her husband's career. they were a love story and absolutely devoted to each other. elizabeth monroe had a well- developed sense of style and image. this is a woman who knew how to carry herself with great elegance. >> it is called the era of good feeling. >> this is a woman who spoke french. >> very great beauty. she received is seldom anything in the white house. she hated it. >> dignity, civility. those are the words that come to mind. >> elizabeth monroe served as first lady from 1817 to 1825 as a time known as the era of good feeling. coming up, we will explore her life and what were not always happy times inside the white house for this woman born into a well-to-do new york family. she married james monroe at the age of 17 and traveled new york extensively with him. she brought with her to the white house a certain french
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
morning, august 15. ahead on the "washington journal ," your reaction to the latest development in egypt and what the u.s. response should be. you should join the conversation at (202) 585-3880, our line for republicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. we also have our line for independents at (202) 585-3882. join us on facebook, send us a tweet, or e-mail address, journal@c-span.org. at somegin with a look of the headlines from outside the u.s., the "guardian" newspaper -- egypt's bloody crackdown. when the story first went to prince, the death toll was 200 78. overnight, the death toll has been updated to 421. there is this from the "miami killed asundreds egypt's forces storm the protest camps. a similar headline from "usa today," egypt the reps in chaos. -- a reps and chaos. from the "wall street journal" website -- egypt's military regime a reps setting off a day of violence that left at least 421 people dead. the government fractured and ties with its international partners in tatters. cairo streets were calm this morning following the curfew overnight with funerals for the dead. fur
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
which found the unemployment rate went up in 28 state and declined in eight states. "washington journal" is next. >> the president's plan to try to keep college more affordable is already getting some reaction from capitol hill. we might have to weigh in. some are in support and some are critical saying the new ranging system that the president put out is arbitrary. meantime college can cost up to $30,000 year on average now for some folks and the debt load students carrying can be the same amount. with that background is the cost of college worth it? that's the question for you this friday morning. republicans call 202-585-3881, democrats 202-585-3880 and independents 202-585-3882. look forward to your calls and also your participation by social media. you can send us a tweet at twitter @c-span wj. you can also send an e-mail journal@c-span.org. is the cost of college worth it? allen writes, it used to be but right now it slightly losing steam. now people that are caught with a minimum of expectations while being strapped with a new burden of paying back the loan making short m
FOX Business
Aug 5, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos, one of the captains of the online world and future of commerce, putting a quarter of a billion dollars of his own money, not amazon money, into a newspaper that is well over 100 years old and part after model that everyone thinks is dieing. we don't have a whole lot of details a letter gone out from the publisher i believe of "the washington post." two employees telling them about the deal. let's remember that newspapers, which used to have really rich margins and still are profitable but have been really hurt by the internet, are becoming an investment for the very rich. ron burkle, the billionaire, pathmark billionaire and david geffen were in buying "the l.a. times." carlos slim, from mexico, one of the world's richest men, rescued "the new york times." jeff bezos of amazon, getting ready to pay for the newspaper itself. many people thought "the washington post" company, most valuable asset inside the company is not the legendary newspaper that led to the watergate investigation that led to resignation of nixon in
LINKTV
Aug 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and washington. also coming up on the program, 'spporters of zimbabwe president celebrate israel action as the opposition cries foul. syria's latest frontline -- rebels launch an attack on the port city. two wheels good, four wheels bad. why cyclists are taking over london. thank you for joining us. iran's new president has been sworn in at the official ceremony and he called for dialogue to improve iran's international relations. at home, he said he would work to improve the lives of ordinary citizens and reduce government interference. he took his first steps in parliament as iran's new president, sworn in before politicians and foreign dignitaries. in his speech, he promised to sue a path of moderation. pivotal and central is wisdom and rationality. moderation and balance. balancing idealism and realism. >> his language appears to mark a critchley or separation from the policy of his out assessor, mahmoud ahmadinejad. a message to the world and to the iranian public. should be trusted and we should speak to them honestly. the government should reduce the economic and cultural interve
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
is speak the truth. secondly, there is a new generation of leaders stepping forward in washington. new, young at leaders, people like rand paul and marco rubio and mike lee and kelly ayotte. [applause] you know what is incredible? five years ago, not one of them was in office. you have to go back to after world war ii to see an instance where the generation of leaders who were effectively defending free-market principles is a new generation stepping forward -- let me suggest something. if you look at that new generation, they are almost always exactly the same age. was 10 whence, i ronald reagan became president. i was 18 when ronald reagan left the white house. know how for the world war ii generation, many of them would prefer to fdr as "our president?" i will go to my grave with ronald reagan defining what it means to be present. -- president. [applause] he didn't blink. i have referred to this next generation, this new generation as the children of reagan. listen to them communicate. listen to kelly stand up and talk about free-market principles. listen to marco. listen to rent. --
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
canceled his meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that is all next on "washington journal." ♪ is sunday,orning, it august 11 come up 20 13. it is today, resident obama began his week long vacation at martha's vineyard. today we will be discussing the state of u.s. relations with dive intoking a deep u.s. job numbers, and talking about recent al qaeda threats. before we do that we want to hear about the state of news media from our viewers. the pew research center's -- you research center released its biannual data and while there is still plenty of criticism about the industry, most americans continue to believe the media plays an important watchdog role. as we take you through that reports this morning, we want to hear your thoughts. he of us a call. we split our lineup -- we split our lines up by age group. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites, on twitter and facebook. you can also e-mail us at .ww.c-span.org we want to take you to that report that was released on thursday by the pew research center for the people. public valuations
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am EDT
. >>> meanwhile, a stunner the world of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. th
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that was water. the river came in much closer. it is now washington. as you walk that in fact was the nec as you come in from now the south bend and to boston. it was one of dozens to occupy the gigantic boston harbor and the british had the needy. they kept the entrance open so they could get provisions whether they be from england or from canada. this meant that even though they were completely surrounded by land, boston as a british occupied garrison wasn't going to start. in june of 1775 and this was a battle like none other to it like a terrified young spectator event for those not only living in boston, but in towns around all of the roots of boston were filled with people watching as more than 2,000 regulars made their way across the harbor and the charles river to the charlestown peninsula and began the assault that would erupt into the battle of bunker hill. so this was something viewed by anyone here and then there would settle into a stalemate that would then have george washington archive and that would change anything. and then eventually in march 17, 1776, the british would be forc
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 1:00am EDT
. grew up in washington, d c -- d.c. she knew dolley madison when she was a little girl. they went to st. john's church on lafayette square. when she was 5-10 years old, she knew dolly madison. her father was a very famous naval commandants who took a ship on a commercial ship that went down. it was an act of bravery because he made sure that all the passengers on board got off a first. his widow and his daughter, their only child, then living in new york city were given all sorts of awards, a monument to him at annapolis naval academy. alan arthur is really interesting. she does not become first lady, but she influences the administration. very similar to racial jackson jacksonl the way that she was the ghost, the memory of her. chester arthur made several appointments, four we know of, specifically of people who had known his wife. one was a cousin in the office of the attorney general made assistant attorney general. another was in the treasury. it was very controversial that he named the superintendent of the naval academy, he appointed a friend of theirs, a childhood friend of his w
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
troops to general washington. there is no doubt this was a massive setback for the british war effort. but the fact remains that even surrendering 7000 troops to washington, the british still and tens of thousands of more troops in north america and they could have somebody tens of thousands of more troops from other parts of the empir empiref they had decided to do so. but they were not able to do so because of the power of a new force in insurgent warfare, a term that was only going to faithfully in 1776, the power of public opinion. now, if the founding fathers had been battling the roman empire i can assure you that the romans, no matter how many battlefield defeats they would've suffered, would have come back and george washington, the founders, would have been crucified quite literally. the fact that this did not happen is because of what happened in an institution that the roamers did not have to worry about, at least not after the rise of the empire. and that was the house of commons, parliament. in 1782, a year, in the year after the battle of yorktown it was a very close vot
CNBC
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
news. amazon jeff bezos buying the publishing business. >> the "washington post" is selling its newspaper publishing business to jeff bezos, bezos the individual, not connected to amazon.com. bezos is paying $250 million. the "washington post" company will retain control of the other major assets including kaplan test prep, post news week stations and cable one. the company says it will be changing its name although the new name has not been announced. allen and company did assist with this deal. jeff bezos as well as the ceo of the "washington post" company, donald graham were both at the allen and company conference last month. this deal probably took place now. as for what bezos has planned, he says in his press conference that he thinks the post plays a critical role in d.c. and the nation and the post values will not change. it has been on the cutting edge of some technology such as integration with facebook. we'll see what kind of technological things he tries with it. >> in terms of the name change, is it a name change for the corporate entity that would own the "washingt
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am EDT
washington post," the paper battles falling circulation. what does this mean for the business of media? more analysis with bertha coombs from the states. and also, we take the pulse of the solar industry with edward guinness, ceo of guinness alternative energy fund. got any thoughts or comments, please e-mail us, worldwide@cnbc.com. we kick off in the corporate sector. a bit of a sell-off for want of a spin-off. sony shares dropping more than 5% after the japanese firm rejected investor dan loeb's plan to spin off part of its entertainment arm. some losses after the hedge fund said it would keep talking with sony to find more shareholder value. in a letter to third point, the ceo defended keeping full control of the entertainment unit, saying it helped to drive synergies. sony agreed to sharpen its earnings picture when it comes to disclosing movie and music revenues. you said they wouldn't really bend to dan loeb's influence. where does this leave him now? >> well, i think the fact of the matter is that if there is more recognition about the fact that the japanese companies move a lot more
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 11:00pm EDT
hosted by the stemson center in washington, d.c. included analysts like stuart bolin, inspector general for iraq reconstruction and his recent report arguing that a the u.s. does not have a well executed plan to implement and oversee the reconstruction efforts. defense department and u.n. officials also participated in the discussion. this is an hour and a half. >> good morning everyone. i am ellen laipson and i'm delighted to welcome you to the stimson center for this muggy of this conversation about war and peace new tools for messy transition. we are gathering at the time that we can see the end of both the iraq and afghanistan engagement, and this event in a way is pivoted around the offer by the special inspector general for the iraqi reconstruction to present some of the findings for the final report so the special inspector general office created in 2004 is now completing its work so it is a moment of reflection and looking back at what are some of the lessons of iraq, but we know that iraq is such an out liar and may be such an exception in the kind of engagement both the united
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
, all eyes on washington and the state department. that's because secretary of state john ker seset to make a remark on the situation in in syria. his comments come after u.n. investigators completed an inspection of chemical weapons attacks today in and around damascus. the u.n. saying investigators interviewing survivors and doctors and collecting samples before returning to their hotel, but not until after there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and br
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am PDT
to revisit the march on washington and the artistic way newtown, connecticut, is moving forward. >>> but first, obama versus putin. clash of the titans. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. is it just me or is it feeling a little cold war in here? >> i think we saw more rhetoric on the russian side that was anti-american that played into some of the old stereotypes about the cold war contest between the united states and russia and i've encouraged mr. putin to think forward as opposed to backwards on those issues, with mixed success. >> that was president obama yesterday during a press conference at the white house, capping off a week where the news has been all about u.s./russian relations. on wednesday, the president announced that he would skip a planned one-on-one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that was scheduled for next month. but the white house said that there has not been enough progress on major issues like nuclear arms and human rights to make a presidential meeting worthwhile. they also cited russia's decision to give asylum to u.s. leaker, edw
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
in washington, she took her sweets where she could find them. apparently she had her sons and others buy chocolate shells by the barrelful and she writes about the medicinal qualities of fudge. i mean it was as if she took it where she could find them. that's pretty pathetic. >> i would say that the shells are probably not bon-bons. she is not sitting on her sofa munching. they're the cocoa bean shell. you would steep them in hot water. it would be like coffee and you would add milk. she was interested in the medicinal qualities of it. i wouldn't go too far on john quincy's sourness. there is affection between the two of them and great love. otherwise she could have stayed in quincy. >> after they lost, i think, the daughter, is it true he gave her a book on the diseases of the mind? >> some months later, yes. >> it's the modernize, the insensitivity. he is certainly not a modern husband. louisa had by one count nine miscarriages. >> minimum five and a still birth, officially more. -- potentially more. they are sometimes hard to read into it because of how discreet they are with their la
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not going to make any kind of presentation. but we would just like to throw out some questions, to jump and come an analyst at jumping in with each other and we will talk about whatever you want to talk about. i would like to ask the panelist to talk about how you do things differently so how is this effective in communicating politics? >> i would like to say that we threw out the mold in terms of stories when we created politifact. we thought that the inverted term and was not going to be the way that they had a whole different form of journalism. it was something where the information was communicated both through an individual and fact chec
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
at the national press club in washington, d.c. he addressed a voter id laws and the feature of the republican party. this is about one hour. >> our speaker today is benjamin jealous,who at 35 became the youngest president and ceo of the national association for the advancement of colored people. a mixed race kid from california, jealous grew up in a family always challenged by the issue of race. according to an interview in "essence" magazine, his grandparents faced obstacles dating back to slavery. his mother helped desegregate her high school in baltimore, and joined sit-ins at lunch counters in virginia. his father told him what it was like to be the lone white guy at a lunch counter sit-in and getting worked over by the police, who saw him as a race traitor. as a kid, mr. jealous recalls being at a discount store with a black friend, and noticing a white lady peeking at them through the pegboard to make sure they were not stealing anything. he has led advocacy, but he could, at one time, qualify for mentorship at the national press club. reliable reports say he once tried his hand at inve
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
, the reverend martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech. washington will be honoring that speech with one of his own. thousands are expected to attend the event which started with a march through washington at 9:00 this morning. and the anniversary will be marked by bells which will be bringing around the world at 3:00 eastern time. our special coverage from the lincoln memorial begins at 2:00 eastern time, so please stay with us. >>> the united states is now sending a special envoy to north korea. in april a north careen court sentenced kenneth bay to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subversion. as always more news right after the break on al jazeera. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news stories?
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 9:00pm EDT
the conversation continues at facebook.com/cspan and # cspanchat on twitter. and washington journal tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern with your phone calls and comments. formerst guest is the department of, and security chief. homeland security chief. will beseo medina talking about the august recess and immigration reform. on later, a spotlight $4.5zines and the recent billion construction project for the and tomorrow evening, we will focus our attention on the issue of media coverage of war. live at 7:00 eastern tomorrow night here on sees and. ,eason two of first ladies influence and image, began monday -- begins monday, and.mber 9, with a second all this month, we are showing encore presentations of season one each weeknight at this time, 9:00 a.m. eastern. programs on every first lady tom barbara washington abigail adams. tonight, abigail adams area -- adams. ♪ > abigail would grow to be the equal of john adams as confidante and dearest friend. >>she has really revealed herself as, yes, an 18th-century woman, but her concerns sound very modern to us today. >> john and abi
FOX Business
Aug 24, 2013 4:00am EDT
we don't want to knbout the washington establishment exposing the reality of what you probably think of washington and the author joins me here next with his runaway best seller. lou: the new book "this town" to a party is in a funeral suggest there are nofu longer democrats or th republicans in washington we being only wealthy folks that have the incestuous relationship with one another. lehman joined by "new york times" magazinethe correspondent,b congratulatio ns on the book. >> you are roaring. >> people seem to like it media will get run out of town. >> i recommend you read itc because it's really revealse to folks. >> in the words of tomnd h coburn a very conservative congressman it is a self perpetuating careerrpet politician, a media in the usual spect. lou: those that run the country that are in part of the imrtant process and end henry previously long dash previously features stephen he doesn't like me much. lou: he is sincere. >> but i don't believe him. [laughter] >> he is a great guy a.h lou: i have known to me for almost 30 yrs. she has created herself and a role that y
CNN
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of the communication structure remains shrouded in mystery. tom foreman, washington. >> of course the great irony using so much american innovation to try to destroy america. >>> our tourt fourth story outfront, dr. sanjay gupta changes his mind on weed. 20 states allow medical marijuana. and the medical community seems to be changing its mind on pot. but you know, not everybody is. a lot are adamantly against it. but there is a dramatic turn around for dr. gupta who just four years ago wrote an article for "time" magazine titled why i would vote no for pot. the ground breaking new documentary airing this sunday on cnn. and in it, he explained why he changed his mind. sanjay, the fda says marijuana is harmful, we know that. michael bloomberg is quoted saying medical marijuana is the greatest hoax of all time. you were in that camp, right? you agreed. you looked at the evidence, and i remember a few weeks ago saying i have this documentary coming up, and i think the government is reprehensible for not allowing pot. >> i'm surprised by both mayor bloomberg's comments and how long the government has been
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
not a political dispute but more interesting, the ambassador to washington came out with that statement that the egyptian government was trying or at least going to review the u.s. aid and that certainly caught a lot of people here by surprise. in recent days the egyptian government has been trying to assert more of its sovereignty. it's one of the things it's criticized for, over the years it was seen that it was somewhat of a lap dog on the u.s. government's hand because the former regime of hosni mubarak was so closely allied to washington. this government is trying to distance itself from any type of foreign interference particularly those critical of its actions. when it comes to those governments that have been very close or supporting the government's crackdown they have been welcoming them and that's caught some people here by surprise. another point that caught people here off guard was the reference to the fact hat the united states and the taliban have both expressed reservations in terms of what is happening here on the ground and that was a point that the foreign minister a
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
feinstein, but if i recall in the washington post article, she commented to the washington post that she was not aware of the compliance audits until the washington post asked her about them. my question to you is, are you informed about what she saw? was she telling the washington post something different? >> if you have questions about her comments, it you should check with her. i read to you her on the record statement about this issue. what she may have been referring to in that report -- >> what did the senator mean when she was quoted? >> i do not have the store in front of me. i know that some members of congress have suggested that they did not see these nsa reports that were reported on by the washington post. but what they did see and what many of them were briefed on were the regular reports that are due to congress from the nsa as part of their oversight function. reports on a regular basis are made to members of congress and intelligence committees about some of these issues and some of the broader issues that allow congress to fulfill their responsibility to conduct oversig
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 9:00pm EDT
.com/cspan. discussion continues tomorrow morning on "washington journal." we will have a look at the latest on the overnight news of violence in egypt. a guest from the center of american progress and from the cato institute talk about the constitutionality of state nullification issues. grid ands. electric its former building, and a guest from the pew research center in our america by the numbers serious. -- series. tomorrowon journal," and everyday day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. to the whitete house 2016 coverage with senator amy klobuchar, democrat of minnesota. she will receive the beacon award for hillary clinton tomorrow at the annual wingding in clear lake, iowa. live coverage of that event at 7:00 p.m. eastern. season two of "first ladies," influence and image, begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of edith roosevelt. all this month, encore presentations of season one. each weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, from -- programs of every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, mary todd lincoln. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions co
LINKTV
Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm PDT
washington and moscow. the u.s. president said he would the attending the g between -- the g 20 summit in saint readers for as planned. -- st. petersburg as planned. this retaliation from washington was expected, so obama's cancellation does not come as a big surprise, does it? >> no, it was not a surprise. it was more that the obama administration has done everything in their power to prevent russia from giving asylum to snowden. obama personally called to discuss this issue. but potent regards him -- clinton regatta missile the president and that is why -- putin regards obama as a weak president and that is why he wants to send the signal. >> just how damaging is this snowden situation for these two world powers? >> well, the snowden issue places a burden on the relationship between the u.s. and russia. they both know they depend on each other when it comes to arms control or the situation in syria. the two governments will continue to work together. stopping the meeting on friday -- the secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel will come together with their russian counterparts
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Aug 9, 2013 5:30am PDT
. washington has also alerted u.s. citizens not to travel to pakistan. the u.s. has issued a worldwide alert warning americans that terrorist organization al qaeda may be planning attacks in august. particularly in the middle east and north africa. we will, of course, bring you more on this story as it comes into the newsroom. supporters of deposed egyptian president mohamed morsi have turned their ongoing sit in into a massive street party in cairo to celebrate the end of ramadan and the start of eid. thousands of morsi followers defiantly took to the streets, including his wife and daughter, will make their first public appearance since he was ousted in july. yes, despite warnings from the military backed government that security forces would clear the pro-morsi cam. catherine is in cairo, and she has the latest. >> continuing their protest on this, the second day of the eid holiday in egypt. planning a number of marches from different mosques around cairo due to converge on the main sit in. square outside cairo university later on this afternoon. the coalition, as morsi supporters call th
WHUT
Aug 8, 2013 7:30am EDT
be reinstated. envoys from washington, the european union, and persian gulf countries have been engaged in mediation efforts since late july. they hope to prevent a showdown between the government and morsi supporters. the diplomatic intervention was sparked by the government's decision to forcibly disperse the pro morsi protesters. the government said the mediation has not achieved the hoped for results. it blames morsi's support base the muslim brotherhood. interim prime minister said the government is set to disband protesters according to the will of the people. a senior leader of the muslim brotherhood told nhk the world is aware the government was installed through a military coup. he said there can be no dialogue until morsi returns to the presidency. the brotherhood is calling for another round of major demonstrations on thursday when a festival begins to celebrate the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan. observers say more clashes could erupt. u.s. secretary of state john kerry and eu foreign policy chief katherine ashton have released a joint statement expressing concern a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in washington where tens of thousands of people are marching to renew the dream of racial justice first envisioned here a half century ago by martin luther king. >> i'm barbara with the top stories from europe. jgibralt er controversy, and russia creates new barriers to protect it's new eastern region. >> three hospitals in syria supported by hospitals without borders say they have treated well over 3,000 patients for neurotoxic symptoms. 300 and 55 of them we're told have died. syria faces allegations that it used chemical weapons in an attack on wednesday. syrian state television say soldiers have found nerve agents in tunnels used by rebels. the new head of the syrian national coalition called for an urgent look into syria. >> we need to put an end to the killing of the syrian people and forcing the syrians to flee their country. an international investigation is quite pontiac, and to discuss the situation with the seventh chapter of the united nations despite hijacking the council by russia, china, and some other countries. they are not really in support of the syrian cause. >> obam
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to the german p.o.w.s. this summer will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we generally think of the 1960s as the beginning of the civil rights movement. however the changes that came about in the 1960s may not have happened without the efforts of some determined african-american women in the 1940s. another march on washington was planned in 1941. it was led by a. philip randolph with the help of two women named lilo lane and pauline maier's. philip randolph called for african-americans to come to the nation's capital on july 1 to draw attention to discrimination in hiring practices send in the military. the march never took place because president roosevelt signed executive order 8802 which bans discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries and government. the march on washington movement was established then to continue to fight for equality for african-americans. and it was organized largely by three women lately lain pauline maier's and a woman named apple king. they developed a slogan for the movement. nonviolence, goodwill, direct acti
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
made in washington and agreed by the government here, then that's really why we're here, because washington feels there should be some bombs falling this weekend. now, many atrocities have taken place in the last two years since the conflict began. shirley, those seeking to take military action could wait a few days longer to assure that the facts are straight but it's obvious there's no threats to this journey of the uk that we know that the government seeks military action in order to deter and undermines chemical weapons, that's fine. that it may well see, that's fine, although military action has to be sanctioned by law. but surely, it should wait until the full conclusive proof is available their fight by the >> that has descended the civil war. the recent spill regarding militant objection has been confusing. last friday at united states and the uk governments were pressing for weapons inspectors to be allowed in c. on monday the inspector general's went albeit in difficult circumstances but on monday evening all indications were that the u.s. and uk had made up their minds
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in washington and one time i asked him what he used as his coffee table and i said stanley, what you haven't met him and he said, nude pictures. years later when his family died, i dropped the subject ends are you years later he left his archives and they deliberately delivered the marine corps locker to my house and my husband said, what is in there. and i said nude photos. and he said, come on, let's open it, and i said no, i don't want to remember stanley that way. he said we have to openness, stanley was a great photographer. and we argued about it for a while. then we opened it. it was not nude photographs at all, it was the most sentimental store of kennedy photographs and artifacts and letters and handwritten notes from the president himself and the first lady. anyway, i'm going to show you some of them. i'm going to tell you about them. but because this was the 50th anniversary of the kennedy administration, and because stanley had left me these photographs from i really wanted to share them and i just didn't want to donate them, you know, to a library where they would fit in dust and pe
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
washington, d.c.. this is so refreshing because often we just hear about the policy all day. and it feels -- it's important. i'm not going to put your brother's work down. but we love -- we need to get back to connect and come back to the human heart part of that. i'm learning as an educator the and portents of empathy. and how do you instill that and others who maybe don't want to connect? >> a lot of what i do as an educator is about building empathy. so we will do things like rather than simply having the facts of the civil war for instance. it's important to building narrative and there are some things that perhaps i'm not saying everything is relative, but what we do is take a picture and build a life where it was an important time and was a document of war and amazing photograph of the war. so i have my students buying the picture and begin to tell the war from the perspective of someone that hasn't been featured in the textbook. and so they will have to imagine what is this person's greatest fear or desire? what does this person eat for breakfast? so you begin to sort of build flas
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am EDT
is this time for the president? congress is away from washington, members are in their home district. in the last couple of weeks of august, what can he do having the stage to himself here in washington? guest: this is a usual trend for the president over the summertime. his approval ratings have dipped. is -- right now he has the stage to himself. it is critical and hard to overstate the importance of framing the message ahead of these fights. we have seen the polls over the summer. when it comes to the budget showdown president does have an advantage. it it is important for the white house to hold onto this advantage ahead of the fight with congressional republicans. negotiations continue over the budget and of course the debt ceiling. host: she is the deputy white house editor for politico. give us the latest on the white house and the situation in egypt right now. is -- the president only public statement he gave is about egypt. we are seeing the white house handing a no good options for the president, increasing congressional pressure to cut off age up entirely. we are continuin
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